2016 CCI Fabrika, Moscow

Photography series
22 x 30 cm; 60 x 80 cm

Manifesto of the Image Partnership
21 x 29 cm

Assistant: Alexander Yegorov


Thanks to Olga Deryugina

Manifesto of the Image Partnership

1. We stand for the existence of images, independent of any kind of property relations.
2. We advocate the equality of all images – regardless of the context and image status that the society ascribes to it.
3. All images have the right to material embodiment – in any size, format, on any medium.
4. We advocate the free movement of images. *
5. Stock images should be freed from the oppressed position: we advocate the emancipation of images from the oppression of commercial circulation. We urge you to see in the stock images not a blind willingness to appear the face of any commodity, but appeal to their immanent essence.

6. Following comrade WJ Mitchell, we believe that ‘pictures want to be asked what they want, and realizing while asking that the answer could well be ‘nothing.’
7. Following the comrades G. Harman and L. Bryant, we believe that any attempts to build relationships with objects – including images – through the applied functions assigned to them, as well as attempts to describe them in discrete terms of science are an inadmissible reduction.
In the meantime, we can only dream about the state of affairs described here, and, for the purposes of enlightenment and propaganda, we offer you a photo report about the exhibition, in which we tried to express our position.
* The term “propagation” should be avoided because of its instrumentalizing nature (propagation as an action performed on an object).

The Action Team in Support of the Image Partnership